Women who own or manage farmland in Jackson and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free discussion focused on soil health on Tuesday, October 24. We will meet at the Hurtsville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd St, Maquoketa. The program is sponsored by the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District, FSA, NRCS and Women, Food and Agriculture Network.
Event Details and Registration
Registration, coffee and resource sharing start at 8:30, with the meeting beginning promptly at 9 a.m. Free lunch is provided.
Interactive activities and discussion will focus on how your local professionals can assist you with soil health and conservation planning for your operation. During an afternoon field tour participants will travel to a nearby farm to observe simple soil tests you can use to start a conversation with your farmer about profitability and conservation. There will be a short walk into a field, so please wear or bring appropriate clothing and footwear. We will return to the Interpretive Center for dessert and wrap-up, and end the meeting by 3 p.m.
Space is limited. To be sure we have the right amount of food, please RSVP by Friday, October 20.